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Publication numberUS2119490 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 31, 1938
Filing dateJan 13, 1936
Priority dateJan 13, 1936
Publication numberUS 2119490 A, US 2119490A, US-A-2119490, US2119490 A, US2119490A
InventorsFabienne Pellerin
Original AssigneeFlip Top Ltd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe bag
US 2119490 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

F. PELLERIN May 31, 1938 SHOE BAYG Filed Jan. 1:5, 1935 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 FIGS.

INVENTOR FAB/ENNE PELLERMQ ATTORNEY F. PELLERIN SHOIE BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet Filed Jan. 13, 1936 INVENTOR FAB/ENNE FELL E KIA ATTORNEY Patented May 31, 19

SHOE BAG Fabienne Pellet-in, New York, N. Y., assignor to Flip-Top, Ltd., New York, N. Y.. a corporation of New York Application January 13, 1936, Serial No. 58,857

8 Claims.

The invention relates in general to a fabric bag of general application and particularly designed to accommodate a pair of shoes and accordingly described herein as a shoe bag.

The primary object of the invention is to'provide a simplified form of bag which can be constructed from a single length of fabric or other material, folded at the top and bottom and the edges sewed together to form an open topbag provided with a fiat closure which in one position 'overlaps'thedront side of the bag to close the open top and which in another position may 7 be folded back of the rear side of the bag to form 'a cum-and thus expose the open top of the bag for the insertion of shoes or other articles therein. Various other objects and advantages of the invention will be in part obvious from an inspec-. tion of the accompanying drawings and in part will bemore fully set forth in the following particular description of one form of article embodying the invention, and the invention also consists in certain new and novel features of construction and combination of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed. a

-j In the accompanying drawings: I

Fig. 1 is a view in front elevation of a bag constituting a preferred embodiment of the invention and showing in ghost outline a pair of shoes positioned therein and showing the *flap in its front, overlapping or bag-closing position;

Fig. 2 is aview similar to Fig. 1 except that the flap has been reversed to extend back of the bag into an out-of-the-way position and thus expose the open top to provide access to the interior of the bag;

Figs. 3, 4 and 5 are respectively transverse sectional views taken on the correspondingly designated lines in Figs. 1 and 2;

' Fig. 6 is a. plan view of the blank from which the-showing in'the other figures have been constructed; and n Figs. 7 and 8 are longitudinal sectional views taken respectively .on the line 1-1 of Fig. 1 and 8-8 of Fig. 2.

Referring to the finished structure and first referring to the-position of the parts as shown in -Figs. 1, 3 and 7 which show the bag in closed position, it will be understood the-t the bag isnormally in a flat position but, of course, is distended by its contents. The bag. comprises a front side I, a.rear side II, the sides being substantially coextensive in area and with their outlining edges inju'xtaposition. An extension H from the upper edge of the rear side forms a closure flap of less length than the sides I and- I I, but having the edges of the front and rear sides.

same width as these sides. Similarly the flap I: has its opposite side edges coinciding with the side The upper or free edge of the front in is bent back upon itself and sewed, to form a hem l3. Aflength of binding it extends downwardly along the left hand side of the showing in Fig. 1, across the bottom and upwardly along the opposite or right hand edgeand a line of sewing l5 acts to secure the binding in place and at the same time acts to 10 secure opposite longitudinal edges and the bottom edges of the front and rear sides. This line of stitching also secures opposite longitudinal edges of the flap. ii to the edges of the front and rear sides. A binding l6 trims the exposed lower edge, of the flap l2. While theshowings in the bottom of Figs. '1 and 8 show that the front and rear sides are separate pieces, it is within the scope ofthe disclosure as will be evident hereinafter indescribing Fig. 6 to have the front and rear sides In and il continuous with one another and thus integrally connected at their lower edges.

' Referring to the showing in Fig. 6, there is disclosed a single length of material one end of which is provided with a V-cut ll so as to give form to the exposed lower" edge of the flap and permit an easy turning of the flap inside-out from its closed position into its open position as hereinafter described. Thelower end of the blank 18 is bent back upon itself along the line l9 and sewed in place. to form seam Ill. The lower portion of the blank is then bent back upon the portion immediately above it along the line 20 to form the front side l0 and the rear side Ii. The

upper V-cut end is bent downwardly along the line 2! to form the flap l2. When so folded the edges may be sewed together as previously indi- '-cated either with or without binding.

The construction as thus far described is that 40 of a bag inits closed position as shown in Figs. 1 and 3, and wherein the flap l2 overlaps the front side ID of the bag and thus closes the opening 2.2 into the interior of the bag. Thetop of the bag can be turned inside out, and that is the upper edge 23 as shown in Fig. 'l is moved inwardly, that is into the space between itself and the upper portion of the front side In and simultaneously the flap is raised, reversed, and folded back of the rear side I I totake the position shown in Figs. 2, 4 and 8. In this position the flap lies flat'against the rear side and the opening 22 is exposed at the top of the bag as shown in Fig. 8.

As thus exposed, shoes or other contents-can be readily and quicklyslipped into the bag. Then bythe reversal of the movement just described the upper end of the bag is' again turned insideout and the-flap is restored to itsjfront lapping or closing position.

The contents of the bag pressing outwardly on the front side simplypress the upper portion of the front'side outwardly against the flap which in turn'is held at its opposite edges and at its top edgeto the rear side'so that the contents of the bag tend to hold it in its closed position. The binding acts not only to reinforce the portion of the bag which is formed'of the initially free edges of the blank but may also be utilized to give a decorative effect'as by using binding of a different color from that of the material of which the bag is formed.

I claim:

' 1. A normallyflat'bag comprising a front side,

a rear side with the sides having substantially coextensive areas and with their outlining edges in juxtaposition and a closure flap of less length than said sides having the same width as the sides and having its opposite side edges coinciding with the side edges of the front and rear sides, extending integrally from the upper edgeof the rear side, the upper free edge of the front side being bent back upon itself and sewed to form a seam, said flap having two operative positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for the bag and in the other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of the bag, and a length of binding extending in one piece'downwardly along one of the edges of the superposed flap and along the front and rear sides, along the bottom edges of the front andrear sides and then upwardly along the opposite edges of the superposed flap, front and rear edges, and said binding being sewed in place and thus acting to secure the said superposed edges together.

2. A bag comprising a front side, a rear side with the sides having substantially coextensive areas and with their outlining edges in. juxtaposition and a closure flap of less length than said sides, having the same width as the'sides and having its opposite side edges coinciding with and attached to the side edges of the front and rear sides, extending from the upper edge of the rear-side and having two operative positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for the -bag and 'in the other position overlapping the upper por-' tion of the rear side and exposing a top opening. into the-interior. of the bag.

3. A bag comprising a front rectangular side,

"a rear rectangular side with the sides having substantiallycoextensive areas-with their outlining edges injuxtaposition and fastened together only at extreme edges, a closure flap of less 1 length than said sides, having the, same width as the sides and having its opposite side edges coincidingwith and attached to the side edges of the front and rear sides, extending from the upper edge of the rear side and having two operative positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for thebag and in the other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of the bag.

4. A bag comprising a'front rectangular side a rearrectangular side-with the sides having substantially coextensive areas, with their outlining edges in juxtaposition and-fastened together only at extreme edges, a closure flap of less length sides .and'having its opposite side edges coinciding, with and. attached to the'side edges of the front and rear sides, said front and rear sides and flap being continuous and said flap extending from the upper edge of the rear side and having. two operative positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for the bag and in the other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of the-bag.

5. A normally fiat bag comprising a front side-,

a rear side with the sides having substantially coextensive areas and with their outlining edges in juxtaposition and a closure flap of less length than said sides having the same-width as the sides and having its opposite side edges coinciding with the side edges-of the front and rear sides, extendingintegrally from the upper edge of the rear side and terminating with a, generally V-shaped cut-out, the upper free edge of the front side being bent back upon itself and sewed to form a seam, said flap having two'operative I positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the front sideand constituting a closure for the bag and in the other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of the bag, and a length of binding extending in one piece downwardly along one of the edges of the supe posed flap and along the frontand rear sides, along the bottom edges of the front and rear sides and then upwardly alongthe opposite edges of the superposed flap, front and rear edges, and said binding being sewed in place and thus acting to secure the said superposed edges together.

6. A bag comprising. a front side, a rear side with the sides having substantially coextensive areas and with their outlining edges in juxtaposition and a closure flap of less length than said sides, having the same width as the sides and having its opposite side edges coinciding with and attached to the side edges of the front and rear sides, extending from the upper edgeof the rear side with a cut-away portion at its free edge and having two operative positions, in one overlapping the upper portion of the -.front side and constituting a closure for the bag and in the other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing atop opening'into the interior of the bag,

71 A bag comprising a front rectangular side,

a rear rectangular side with the sides having substantiallycoextensive areas and with their outlining edges in juxtaposition and a closure flap of less length than said sides, having the same width as the sides and having itsppposite side edges coinciding with and attached to the 'side edges of the front and rear sides, extending from the upper edge of the rear side to a free edge provided with a cut-away portion and having two operative positions, in one overlapping the .upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for the bag'and inthe other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of "the bag: Q I

8. A bag comprising a. front rectangular side, a rear rectangularside with the sides having substantially coextensive areas and with their outlining edges-in juxtaposition and a'closure flap of less length than said sides, having the same width as the sides and having its opposite side edges ping the upper portion of the front side and constituting a closure for the bag and in the-other position overlapping the upper portion of the rear side and exposing a top opening into the interior of the bag.

FABIENNE PELLERIN.

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US2543299 *Sep 10, 1947Feb 27, 1951Pritchard Richard JCombination support and closure flap for laundry bags
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US5230566 *Jul 6, 1992Jul 27, 1993Jackson George MPortable water bag
US7077308 *Jun 11, 2003Jul 18, 2006Lisa Marie BeachComplete gift wrap
US8668082Sep 30, 2009Mar 11, 2014Nike, Inc.Flexible packaging
Classifications
U.S. Classification383/87, 36/72.00R
International ClassificationB65D85/18
Cooperative ClassificationB65D85/187
European ClassificationB65D85/18S